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Passenger List of Families
Ship Agnes -1848

The ship Agnes brought a number of Germans from Bremen to New Orleans during the 1840's.
Records indicate that she made approximately two round trips per year.
The trip ending at New Orleans on 27 November 1848 required only 73 days.
Among the passengers were the 4 members of the Wulf family from Wimmer, Amt Wittlage,
Kingdom of Hannover, Prusssia (now Lower Saxony, Germany). The Wulfs proceeded from
New Orleans to Plum Hill, Washington County Illinois. Several of the families listed below have
the same last names as relatives of the Wulf's and there are several names which show up in
later church records in Washington County. Since traveling in groups was common Within 3
years we find Johann Friedrich, Marie Eleonor and their 16 year old son, Christoph Heinrich
acting as witness/sponsors at baptisms. Although the elders serving as sponsors is not surprising,
the son serving in this role is.

This lead us to propose the idea that the families involved must have been friends before arriving at Plum Hill. However, the families involved were clearly members of different parishes (Pfarrbezirke) in Germany although they did all come from the administrative district of Wittlage. This leads us to posit the idea that they were part of a group traveling together, either on the Agnes, or one of the several ships arriving in New Orleans from Bremen towards the end of November 1848. A search of the shipping records for the November 27, 1848 landing of the Agnes has been made and we have found the following families represented:

Anstermann
Bachmann
Bohne
Bosse
Brinkkroeger
Brunker
Bueckel
Eberhard
Esser
Fricke
Fuskweg
Gaenzel
Georg
Haike
Hartring?
Hee
Heggermeyer
Heinemann
Hohnekamp
Klosterman
Knippenberg
Koenig
Luebbers
Mann
Melcher
Meyer
Niederhus
Ohlkens
Orf
Pausch
Pohlmann
Pracht
Scharnhorst
Schrader
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Wiessenbora
Wleike
Wulft
(this is a mispelling of Wulf and we almost missed it on our first search)

If you have any information regarding these families at Washington County or wish specific information please contact me. I have a copy of the confirmation of Maria Wleike from the Kirchenbuch, Lintorf which indicates the September date of leaving the parish.(she was on the Agnes) It is identical with that for Christoph Heinrich Wulf. The family groups varied from 1 to 12. I will post the rest of the alphabet, S, T, U, V, Y and Z when available.

Dave Wulfman


Contact Dr. David S. Wulfman


2000-2007 Wayne Hinton

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